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    Master Python Lists Basics to Create a Jumbled Game

    Program Jumbled Game in Python

    In this tutorial, you will learn Python Lists basics. This will enable you to create a Jumbled Game.

    In this tutorial, you will:

    • Learn Python Lists Basics: Gain a fundamental understanding of lists, a versatile data structure in Python for storing collections of items.
    • Create a Jumbled Game: Apply your knowledge of lists to develop a Jumbled Game, where players unscramble jumbled words to guess the original word.

    By the end of the tutorial, you will have a solid grasp of Python lists and their applications. Additionally, you will have built a fully functional Jumbled Game, showcasing your newfound skills in list manipulation and game development.

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    Step 1: Python Lists and Indexing

    A Python list is like a list you know it. And the beauty of Python lists is that they can contain anything.

    But let’s get started immediately. You can define a list as follows. This list contains strings, but it could contain any type or object.

    my_list = ['Apple', 'Orange', 'Banana']

    You get the length of a list by using len().


    Which will return 3.

    A list is indexed from 0 – that is you get the first element as follows.


    The second element.


    And it continues as you can guess.

    You can index from the end of a list by negative indexing – the last element is indexed by -1.


    Then the second last element with.


    Step 2: Get a random element from a list.

    Remember the random library we used?

    Well, it can be applied to a list.

    import random
    my_list = ['Apple', 'Orange', 'Banana']
    random_item = random.choice(my_list)

    This will pick a random item from the list.

    Step 3: Pick random samples from a sequence like a string

    Imagine you want to get random samples from a sequence.

    What is a sequence, well it can be a string? A string in Python is a sequence.

    Then you can pick random samples from it.

    letter_sequence = 'abcdefgh'
    samples = random.sample(letter_sequence, len(letter_sequence))

    Then samples will be a list of unique elements from letter_sequence. Hence, it is all the letters uniquely represented.

    Step 4: The Jumbled Game Explained

    The jumbled game can be described as follows.

    • A word jumble is a word puzzle game that presents the player with a bunch of mixed-up letters and requires them to unscramble the letters to find the hidden word.
    • The computer will take a word and jumble it (mix up the letters).
    • Then the player will guess what the word is
    • An initial word list could be: [‘father’, ‘enterprise’, ‘science’, ‘programming’, ‘resistance’, ‘fiction’, ‘condition’, ‘reverse’, ‘computer’, ‘python’]

    Step 5: Implement the Jumbled Game

    This is straightforward with our competencies.

    import random
    words = ['father', 'enterprise', 'science', 'programming', 'resistance', 'fiction', 'condition', 'reverse', 'computer', 'python']
    word = random.choice(words) 
    jumble = random.sample(word, len(word))
    jumble = ''.join(jumble)
    print(f"The jumble word is: {jumble}")
    guess = input(f"Write your guess: ")
    if guess.lower() == word:
        print(f"Corret! The {jumble} is {guess}")
        print(f"Incorrect! The {jumble} is {word}")

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